Saturday 14 March 2015

CHNC challenge 220: use some black

I posted as usual on my Christmas challenge blog this morning, starting this week with CHNC challenge 220: use some black.

I had wanted to make a card using silhouettes, but I couldn't find the image I wanted to use so I showed two old cards rather than have nothing to show.

I have since for the Stitchy Bear Santa sleigh silhouette (thanks to one of the sponsors). I created the background by brushing Spectrum AquaTint inks over a piece of card.I used Stitchy Bear's 'winter trees, printing it on to acetate. I was really silly because I should have also included the Santa sleigh silhouette (supplied by one of the sponsors) at the same time, but didn't. So I had to get the right position for it, printing a few times on paper and then run the acetate through again. If I did this again I would reverse the Santa sleigh image so that I could have the smooth side of the acetate uppermost when putting it on to the background rather than the rough side that the print is on - a learning curve! Just the addition of the four black brads and the card was completed. This is an 8 x 8 card. I'm also going to show this on the mid month inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for March.

This is also for:

Crafting by designs: get ready for Christmas
CRAFT 302: Christmas
Crimbo crackers 76: no printed paper
V's sweet 32: watercolour
Whoopsi Daisy March: add a sentiment
Spectrum noir March (fb): use a sentiment
Stitchy Bear fb March challenge: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Craft your passion 252: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 50: anything goes
Eureka 131: anything goes
Creative fingerss 71: anything goes
Creative inspirations 34: anything goes
Not just cards 14: anything goes
Inspiration destination 24: anything goes
Little tangles 54: anything goes
Country view crafts March: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu March: anything goes
Craft creations
Sister act 97: anything goes


  1. Such a beautiful card! I love the contrast between the black image and the deep reds of the background!

  2. bueatiful creation, so bright and detailed, Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  3. This is a gorgeous card, I love the sky scene! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. Hazel, what a lovely card, very pretty, and you never see Santa flying into a sunset, he is usually getting snowed on! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  5. So beautiful the colours are stunning Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs Challenge love and hugs Carole x DT

  6. Oh wow Hazel, that is stunning scene, such beautiful sunset. Fabulous design! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this fortnight. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  7. Beautiful Christmas card! Very different, I love it. Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps ATG.

  8. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  9. Just beautiful sunset, thanks for joining us at Though the craft room door
    Hugs. Pat

  10. Gorgeous Christmas scene love the design. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Whoopsi a Daisy and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  11. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  12. Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  13. This is a really great card! I'd love to be able to really see it, because I imagine the images printed on the acetate look really fabulous against that background (It's hard to see the whole effect in a picture).

  14. Such a lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

  15. Thanks for joining the pink team at EE this month with your wonderful project. Carol DT x

  16. You created a great 3d perspective.

    Thanks for entering 12 Months of Christmas Linkup.

    12 Months of Christmas Linkup - DT
    Design Team Showcase
    {Craftisan Studios}


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